Rhode Island has a population of 1,056,611. In the year 2020, there were 27,739 firearms sold in Rhode Island. That's one firearm sold for every 38.1 people in the state. Rhode Island ranks in the #45 position in terms of per capita gun sales, and in the #49 position in absolute firearm sales for the most recent year. For every McDonald’s restaurant in Rhode Island there are 1.84 gun dealers.